|Location||Cambodia, Kampong Thom|
|Central coordinates||105o 7.00' East 12o 41.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|Altitude||14 - 40m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2003|
Site description The IBA is situated in northern Santuk District, to the north-east of Stung Sen/Santuk/Baray IBA (KH021). The vegetation of the IBA chiefly comprises degraded deciduous dipterocarp forest, interspersed with seasonal wetlands and patches of paddy rice cultivation. The IBA is one of the only areas in Cambodia currently known to support non-breeding Bengal Floricans (Houbaropsis bengalensis), which visit the site during the wet season when their breeding areas in the inundation zone of Tonle Sap Lake are flooded. Also during the wet season, the seasonal wetlands at the IBA support a number of other globally threatened and near-threatened bird species, including Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala), Lesser Adjutant ( Leptoptilos javanicus) and Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius||non-breeding||2002||abundant||-||A1, A4i||Endangered|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||non-breeding||2002||common||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans||non-breeding||2002||abundant||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||non-breeding||2002||rare||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis||non-breeding||2002||rare||-||A1, A3||Critically Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical)||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Rice paddies; Small settlements, rural gardens||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: permanent and shifting|
|Notes: small settlements|
References Document nameGoes, F., Hong Chamnan, Davidson, P. and Poole, C.M. (2001). Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) Conservation in Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia. Phnom Penh: Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Program.Goes F. and Hong C. (2002). The status and conservation of large waterbirds on the Tonle Sap Great Lake, Cambodia 2000-2001. Wildlife Conservation Society, Phnom Penh.Sam Veasna (1999) Survey for Sarus Crane and other endangered bird species in Southern Kompong Thom province, Cambodia. Unpublished report to Oriental Bird Club, UK.Seng Kim Hout et al. (2002) Field survey of seasonally inundated wetlands located in the east of Tonle Sap Lake in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap Provinces, Cambodia. Unpublished report, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodia.
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